17 Dec '11, 2am

Fukushima and nuclear power, 9 months on « BraveNewClimate

Luke Weston , on 17 December 2011 at 2:38 PM said: Charlie, (Forgive me if the following post may contain funny formatting or funny line breaks, I copied it from a text file of another post I’m writing.) Personally, I am not convinced that a decision to order a mandatory emergency evacuation of a wide area surrounding a damaged nuclear power reactor such as those at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station – especially in a region severely affected by a devastating natural disaster – should be based exclusively on the reasoning that the possibility of any member of the public receiving any slightly elevated ionising radiation dose above normal background must be kept absolutely as low as possible. ALARA is not as simple as it sounds at first, because the working definition of Reasonably is complicated. Even if it was an empirically established fact of the natural scienc...

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